Community Network Memes Are Now Biannual

I have decided to make the meme-like event double the fun. This year the meme will be presented twice. First on July 1st and then again on Dec. 9th. Same rules, same format, hopefully the same folks (somebody go remind Sylvia Garza about this one). She missed the last one.

Everyone from last year’s meme agreed that it was lots of fun. Again our goal is the same. To have everyone who participated last year to do so again in addition to also trying to find at least one other person to play along.

Just a reminder to all who were a part of the December meme. The questions for the two memes are supposed to come from you. Without your two questions there will be no meme or I will have to come up with them. How boring if I have to come up with them. If you have not already please come up with two questions (one for July and one for December) and send them to me lickety-split.

Meme?

The idea of the meme is to post questions that many bloggers will answer and do so on the same day and time. Then visit other bloggers, read their responses and leave meaningful comments. Many new friendships were made last year that still exist today and many new readers were gained for many bloggers. Last year Sunday Stealing found my blog and posted their answers days in advance of the day we chose. No big deal, however this year I have taken steps to prevent the premature posting of answers. Here is how the July 2012 meme will work.

1. If you want to participate, send a message to me using my contact page and in turn I will email you a copy of the meme questions.

2. You will compose your answers in a post along with the Meme graphic (not the one from above) and schedule the post for July 8th at 12.01 am EDT. Last year everyone posted at 12.01 EST based on time zones and not on clocks. A time zone map will be provided.

3. A master list of everyone participating will be generated and posted along with your answers in this July so you will be able to pick which random blogs you would like to visit.

Community Network Rules of Participation

(a) You must agree not to post your answers until everyone else does.
(b) You must agree that you will visit at least five blog links that you have never visited before and leave a comment on their responses. You are also encouraged to visit them all.
(c) You must answer each of the twenty questions and do so with more than a simple yes or no response. You can be as funny as you want with your responses but you cannot avoid answering the question.
(d) You must post the entire Master Meme Blog List of blogs participating, regardless of how long the list may grow to be, below your answered questions.
(e) You must title your post the same as everyone else, “Community Network Meme 2012″.
(f) You must direct all interested parties to Morning Erection’s Contact Page to get the questions. You may not give them a copy of yours. Remember, we are trying to avoid Sunday Stealing from stealing and posting before we do. In December 2011 I shared the questions with them and they posted the meme the following Saturday for their band of merry thieves.
(g) You must promote the Community Network Meme at least once on Facebook or some other form of social media, even if it is just your own blog to get more bloggers to participate. Provide the link back to this original post so they can post this in its entirety on their blogs, just like we do.
(h) When bloggers visit your post on the day of the meme and leave comments you are obligated to reply to each and every one on the day of the meme and at least for one day after. If you don’t like to reply to comments after those two days, feel free not to.
(i) If you would like to participate and write the post in your language and not English, feel free to translate it or you could post both translations.
(j) Make sure to either vote for or like the post appropriately if the blogger is using the WordPress platform.
(k) You must use the designed graphic on your meme post (the above graphic is not the official graphic for the July meme).

If this is all very confusing, please check out last years posted answers. I am extremely happy to announce this years questions (both in July and December) will all be mostly contributed by last years participants. This took the stress and pressure off of one or just a few bloggers.

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  1. #1 by Mariana on June 29, 2012 - 1:06 AM

    Just saw a post about this and hurried over here. Sent in an email through the contact page and I can’t wait to start answering the questions! :D

    • #2 by Tom Baker on June 30, 2012 - 1:34 PM

      Mariana, the meme is 12:01 tomorrow morning, not Monday morning! I hope you can still take part.

      • #3 by Mariana on June 30, 2012 - 2:23 PM

        Ahhh! Thanks for clearing that up. I guess I’ll just have to put in a little overtime. :)

  2. #5 by Micah on May 29, 2012 - 9:01 PM

    I’m excited to finally being a part of this global meme! sounds really exciting :)

    • #6 by Tom Baker on May 29, 2012 - 9:41 PM

      I’m glad you are doing it with us too.

  3. #7 by ambrosiapeyton on May 17, 2012 - 6:30 PM

    I just read your answers to last year’s meme and decided I want in. Hey everyone, I’m in!

  4. #9 by Addie on May 17, 2012 - 6:48 AM

    I AM SO EXCITEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED!!!

    • #10 by Tom Baker on May 17, 2012 - 12:34 PM

      Have you submitted your two questions yet bunso? If not, I need them quickly so I can get them out to everyone. July will be here sooner than we think. So, I need two questions from you for the memes and anymore songs you have in your collection of great music. Thanks little sis.

  5. #11 by Wilhelmina Upton on May 14, 2012 - 3:38 PM

    This is a very neat idea! I’ like to take part in this meme since it doesn’t seem to be as stressful as the 30 Days thingy. Oh, and I was thinking the same as prysmatigue concerning the time zone stuff.

  6. #13 by Tiffany (lifewithblondie) on May 14, 2012 - 11:47 AM

    I’ll give it a go…

    • #14 by Tom Baker on May 14, 2012 - 11:53 AM

      Great! I will forward the questions as soon as they are all submitted to me! Glad to have you Tiffany! Mighty glad!

  7. #15 by prysmatique on May 14, 2012 - 11:42 AM

    Maybe I misunderstand, but you’re making the same mistake this time insofar as time of posting works. If, for example, I post at 12:01 in my timezone, any participant in California will see the meme up three hours before they’re supposed to. When you factor in how internationally spread out this particular set of participants will be, that means the meme’s going up super sporadically over the course of almost a day. I suggest you pick a timezone and have everybody stick to it. 12:01 GMT for example, rather than 12:01 *insert timezone here*. That way everybody puts it up at the same time!

    • #16 by Tom Baker on May 14, 2012 - 5:17 PM

      It worked out well last year just as you suggested. All posts went up at the same time. (https://morningerection.wordpress.com/2011/11/29/when-to-schedule-your-2011-meme-post/)

      • #17 by prysmatique on May 14, 2012 - 6:49 PM

        Right so you need to edit this post and say that everybody will post at 12:01 EST rather than 12:01 in their timezone. ” schedule the post for July 8th at 12.01 am based on your time zone. Last year everyone posted at 12.01 based on time zones and not clocks.” = no mention of a standard timezone to set your own post schedule against.

        • #18 by Tom Baker on May 16, 2012 - 6:50 AM

          Thanks. I hope it makes better sense now. I promise to do better proofing after copying and pasting.

          • #19 by prysmatique on May 16, 2012 - 1:19 PM

            Much better now, good job Tom :P

          • #20 by Tom Baker on May 16, 2012 - 1:33 PM

            Thanks to you for keeping me on my toes.

          • #21 by prysmatique on May 16, 2012 - 7:04 PM

            Not a problem at all!

  8. #22 by Anonymous Burn on May 14, 2012 - 11:37 AM

    I’m in, of course, and I’m bringing Caroline along with me.

    • #23 by Tom Baker on May 14, 2012 - 11:47 AM

      That is great news. The questions are not all in but when they are I will forward them to you. Caroline has to request the list thru email. Thanks and how are you doing?

      • #24 by Anonymous Burn on May 14, 2012 - 1:50 PM

        I’ll let her know. I’m doing good, thanks. Crazy, things always seem crazy, but good. And crazy in a good way :)

      • #25 by Anonymous Burn on May 14, 2012 - 1:50 PM

        How is your carpal?

        • #26 by Tom Baker on May 14, 2012 - 5:16 PM

          I’m doing better thanks. Not using it much.

  9. #27 by Donald Miller on May 14, 2012 - 10:23 AM

    This is a terrific idea you have with this meme. I’ll have to spend more time getting the rules straight, but it’s a fine idea. I remember seeing your name on the blogroll of “Save Sprinkles”. Unfortunately, I think she’s given up blogging. I enjoyed her posts. Anyway, I’m beginning to ramble, but this is quite a good site you have. I’ll need to take notes. Kind of an unfortunate choice for a name, unless you’re trying to ward off the religious folks. But that’s another story.

    So long for now.

    • #28 by Tom Baker on May 14, 2012 - 5:21 PM

      I would like to have you along Donald. I miss Save Sprinkles too. She has been commenting on the 30DBH we did last month so even though she isn’t blogging she is still commenting and perhaps we can convince her to blog again one day. A morning erection does have sexual connotations but it is also a normal bodily function like I could have also called the blog monthly menstruation. I don’t want to keep anyone away.

  10. #29 by Susannah Bianchi on May 14, 2012 - 9:17 AM

    You’re so imaginative Tom. I can never get over it. I have a cyber ? I added a link to today’s post by cutting and pasting right off the net, I assumed like in the past if you hit it on the page it goes right to the site. This time it failed. Any thoughts of what I may have done wrong? Thanks.

    • #30 by Tom Baker on May 14, 2012 - 9:28 AM

      Good morning Susannah. If you want the link right in your post copy the link location and then paste. Do not just highlight, copy and paste. I use Firefox so when I right click it says copy link location. I don’t know what it might say in Safari or IE. I hope that helps.

      • #31 by Susannah Bianchi on May 14, 2012 - 9:43 AM

        Hmm, thought that’s what I did. Will try again. Thanks Tom so very much.

      • #32 by Susannah Bianchi on May 14, 2012 - 9:49 AM

        Even though I use Firefox, it still didn’t work. Doesn’t matter. No one’s reading the post anyway. Thanks again.

        • #33 by Tom Baker on May 14, 2012 - 9:53 AM

          Since that did not work, once you paste it into your post, highlight it, hold down Alt + Shift + A and then paste it there. That I know will work. Are you password protecting the post so no one reads it?

          • #34 by Susannah Bianchi on May 14, 2012 - 10:02 AM

            I don’t think so. Maybe my readers are getting tired of thingirl. I don’t know.

          • #35 by Tom Baker on May 14, 2012 - 10:08 AM

            I think readership has been down all over Susannah. It is to be expected as the weather gets better. It will improve again. Promise! You also have to make an effort to visit new bloggers and other blogs to keep the visitors fresh. If followers are what you desire (and who doesn’t), meet new bloggers everyday. I ‘try’ to visit 5 new blogs everyday. Just my thoughts.

          • #36 by Susannah Bianchi on May 14, 2012 - 10:21 AM

            Thanks. I know you’re right. I read someone yesterday and she became my 75th follower. It made my day. You’re very smart Tom.

  11. #37 by Cherlyn on May 14, 2012 - 9:01 AM

    Heyas, I’m not sure I’ll be participating in the July one, I’m thinking about taking a break from Blogging. The December one would be more doable I think though :)

    • #38 by Tom Baker on May 14, 2012 - 9:30 AM

      You have been under a heavy load with school and all and from experience I think every blogger needs a break. Just please come back. Man, or excuse me, Woman, I will really miss you. I already do. The 30 Days was hard on everyone I think.

  12. #40 by PM on May 14, 2012 - 1:48 AM

    tom, i think the title should be “Community Network Meme 2012″ instead of 2011? i’m really thankful for having you as a blog friend. you come up with events that are really meaningful! :)

    • #41 by veehcirra on May 14, 2012 - 3:18 AM

      So true, Tom’s events are just awesome…

    • #42 by Tom Baker on May 14, 2012 - 7:32 AM

      Thanks PM! That is what happens when you copy and paste and don’t do a good job of proofreading. I enjoy being friends too!

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